First Church of the Nazarene, 4923 Kentucky St., South Charleston, will have a Community Thanksgiving Meal from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day. The meal, transportation and delivery in the Greater-Charleston area are all free. The church is serving the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and will include turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, rolls, pumpkin pie and other desserts. The church is located near the Dunbar Bridge and Spring Hill Bakery. Call to make a lunch reservation or to schedule a delivery at 304-768-7417, ext. 150. Visit www.scnaz.com
Fraziers Bottom Church of God will offer a Gift of Hope Food Bank from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 23 on County Route 817, beside the fire station. Proof of Putnam County residence is the only requirement needed.
South Charleston Christian Church, corner of Third Avenue and E Street, will have a Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23. Many hand-sewn items, including plastic bag holders, aprons, napkins, children's tote bags with crayons, coloring books, cup caddies and machine caddies and more will be featured. Christmas wreaths, felt snowmen and other gifts will be available. A bake sale, hot dog, chips and drinks sale will also be offered. Tickets for a quilt will be sold, and the drawing will be at 3 p.m., and you don't have to be present to win.
Oakridge Bible Church, 2167 Oakridge Drive, will present its annual Christmas play, "Rest Assured," by Donald Payton beginning Black Friday. There will be a total of 10, two-hour performances. The schedule includes: 7 p.m. Nov. 29; 2 p.m., Nov. 30, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 5 and 6; 2 p.m. Dec. 7; 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 12 and 13; and 2 p.m. Dec. 14. The church is located two miles from the intersection with Greenbrier Street (W.Va. 114, airport road) and Oakridge Drive. The story is about a workaholic corporate executive determined to succeed in business regardless of the cost. His plans are dramatically disrupted at Christmas by an unusual turn of events and subsequent introduction of some unique individuals into his life. Please do not bring restless children or children younger than six.
First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, will feature the Hope Village, a fair-trade and nonprofit sale featuring international items, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the church. Carvings, scarves, clothing, jewelry, baskets and home goods will be featured. There is off-street parking in the church lot.
The Achievers' Class of the Fifth Avenue Church of God in South Charleston will open its Clothes Closet from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 23. Clothes are free to families and individuals in need. Visitors should enter the church from the E Street side of the building. Free parking is available in the rear of the church. For more information, call Ruth Hunt at 304-744-5062.
Chesapeake Family Worship Center is having a Christmas craft bazaar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. There will also be a photographer taking Christmas picture packages. Beans and corn bread will be for sale. For directions or to reserve a table for $10, call 304-988-0847.
St. Paul United Methodist Church of Spring Hill is sponsoring an open gym program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each Monday at its Parish House gym, 4606 Kanawha Turnpike. The program is for middle-school and high school youth. The program also includes a brief devotional and refreshments. Call 304-768-1981.
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, White Sulphur Springs, will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the parish hall of the church. The dinner is sponsored by the Alleghany Highlands Council 8689 Knights of Columbus to help fund Christmas, community and church projects. Homemade meat or vegetarian sauces, cole slaw, hard rolls, coffee, tea, soft drinks and homemade desserts will be offered. The church's craft class will have a table of hand-crafted Christmas items for sale and the Knights will have a display of religious Christmas cards for sale. For those who will eat in, the price is a money donation; for to-go orders, it's $7. The dinner is being held in conjunction with Third Thursday in White Sulphur Springs where downtown merchants will be open late. Call the office of the Catholic Churches of the Greenbrier Valley at 304-536-1813.
Steve Jett will be in concert at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at Rensford Missionary Baptist Church, Point Lick Road, off Campbell's Creek. For more information, call 304-925-4315.
Barbara Tignor will be singing at 6 p.m. Sunday evening at Parsons Chapel Church, 1449 Sixth Ave., West Side. The morning service starts at 11 a.m.
The Believers will be sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Young's Memorial United Methodist Church, Queen Shoals Road near Clendenin. They will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Kellys Creek Community Church on Kellys Creek Road, Sissonville.
The Breath of Freshness Apostolic Ministries, 4917 Midland Drive, will have The Men of Faith in concert at 5 p.m. Sunday for their building fund.
Juanita Phillips will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.
Red Oak Christian Community Church, Red Oak Drive, Nitro, will have a song and prayer service at 7 p.m. today at the church. The Miller Family Bluegrass group will sing. Pastor is Victor Keathley.
The BrighterSide Quartet will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Union Valley Gospel Tabernacle, Tuppers Creek.
The Laborers Quartet will be singing at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Freedy Freewill Baptist Church in Van.
The Anchormen Quartet of Greensboro, N.C., and The Wristons will be singing at 7 p.m. Friday at Glasgow Church of the Nazarene. Admission is free, however, a love offering will be taken. The church is located on the corner of First Street and Second Ave. in Glasgow. Call 304-595-1763 or visit www.glasgownaz.org
for more information.
Fisher Memorial Church will have a gospel sing at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at the church. The Praisemen, Freeman Newhouse, The New Life Singers and choir will sing. The church is located 1/2 mile on Dudden Fork Road off the Goldtown Exit of Interstate 77.
Paid in Full will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Reamer Hill Community Church in Clendenin. Pastor Tim Hobbs will preachy. Call 304-925-1327 for information.
Pocatalico Community Church will have a benefit gospel sing at 6 p.m. today at the church. Groups include The Tignors, New Journey from Corbin, Ky. and others. New Journey will also sing Sunday morning at Pocatalico Community Church.
Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday at Kellys Creek Community Church on Kellys Creek Road, Sissonville, with Rev. Matt Crum preaching. Special singing: Sunday, Tanner-Parsons Trio; Monday, The Believers; Tuesday, The Harbor Masters Quartet; and Wednesday, Cross Roads Trio.
Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 3338 Fisher Ridge Road Kenna, will have revival services at 7 p.m. nightly, Sunday through Wednesday at the church. Featured pastors will be Sunday, David Spencer; Monday, Butch Thompson; Tuesday, Earl Cochran; and Wednesday, Jimmie Casdorph. Singers will be featured nightly.
Riverside First Church of God will have a Revelation Series, nightly, Sunday through Friday at the church. Evangelist will be Richard Bradley. There will be singing each night.
St. John's Episcopal Church, 1105 Quarrier St., will offer Taize: A Contemplative Service of Prayer, Music and Silence at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The service is offered the third Sunday of each month. For more information, call 304-346-0359.
Shrewsbury Baptist Church is having a special service at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Pastor Dave Lucas will be preaching a special Biblical message and The Harvest Trio will provide music.
A Revelation Series will be presented Sunday through Friday at Riverside First Church of God. Evangelist will be Richard Bradley. There will be singing nightly. Pastor is Billy Morris.
Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church will have a praise and worship service Sunday at the church, 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. The Rev. Herman Dingess will preach at the 11 a.m. service and Pastor Jason C. Black will preach at the 6 p.m. service. The Conners will perform at 6 p.m. The prayer meeting and youth group meetings start at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.
The Charleston Black Ministerial Alliance will have its annual Thanksgiving Day Worship Service at 10 a.m. Nov. 28 at Liberty Baptist Church, 1343 Lewis St. The Rev. Jerry Staples will speak.
King of Glory International Ministries, 302 Delaware Ave., will feature Pastor Bill Huddleston from Tabernacle of Praise, Cross Lanes, at 5 pm. Sunday at the church.
Metropolitan Baptist Church continues the first round of preaching for the position of Pastor Elect. Our fourth candidate is the Rev. Dr. R. Anthony Lee from Washington, D.C. He will preach at the 11 a.m. "Inquiring of God for a Pastor Elect" Sunday worship service at the church, 205 Donnally St. For information, call 304-342-4766.
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 442 McDonald St., South Charleston, will feature the Rev. Greg Epps as guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday morning worship service.
The Women's Day Committee of St. Paul AME Church will sponsor a worship service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Guest speaker will be Pastor Debra Booker, pastor of King Jesus Tabernacle of Praise. Special music will be provided by the Charleston Job Corp Center Choir.
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